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Cinemas of the Americas

A dynamic showcase of fresh work by emerging and veteran filmmakers from across South and Central America and Mexico.


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Amparo

Simón Mesa Soto  |   Colombia, Sweden, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Thriller, Women Centered
Colombia, 1998. Single mother Amparo returns home after a night shift to discover her 18-year-old son Elias has gone missing. She soon learns he has been forcibly conscripted into the [...]
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A Cop Movie (Una película de policías)

Alonso Ruizpalacios  |   Mexico
Spanish  
Crime, Documentary, Social Commentary

An inventive and imaginative interrogation of the troubling double bind of those trying to enforce the law within a dysfunctional system in which morality has no sway.

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The House of Snails (La Casa de Caracol)

Macarena Astorga  |   Spain, Peru, Mexico
Spanish  
Drama, Horror, Mystery

Novelist Antonio Prieto arrives at a remote mountain town in Southern Spain hoping to find peace and quiet to work on his next novel. But local color soon turns menacing when Antonio realizes the town is harboring a dark and terrifying secret.

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The Last Forest (A Última Floresta)

Luiz Bolognesi  |   Brazil
Yanomami  
Documentary, Environmental, Social Commentary

Brazilian filmmaker Luiz Bolognesi returns to the rainforest of his homeland to tell the bewitching yet tragic story of Indigenous culture under threat from outside forces.

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Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul  |   Colombia
English, Spanish  
Experimental, Women Centered
In a fascinating collaboration between the acclaimed Thai filmmaker and star Tilda Swinton, we follow a Scotswoman living in Bogotá, who is disturbed one night by a loud, mysterious sound [...]
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My Brothers Dream Awake (Mis Hermanos Sueñan Despiertos)

Claudia Huaiquimilla  |   Chile
Spanish  
Crime, Drama, Social Commentary
Intelligent and thoughtful Ángel is fiercely protective of his younger, more fragile brother Franco. The two have already been incarcerated for a year at a provincial juvenile detention center. They [...]
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Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego)

Tatiana Huezo  |   Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of [...]
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Sundown

Michel Franco  |   Mexico
English, Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary
Conspicuously wealthy and decidedly aloof, Neil Bennett (Tim Roth) lives the good life. Vacationing with his sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her children, he spends his days lounging poolside at a [...]
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Wandering Heart (Errante corazón)

Leonardo Brzezicki  |   Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Chile, The Netherlands
Portuguese, Spanish  
Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
Gay single father Santiago has reached a tipping point in his life. Reeling from a bitter breakup, Santiago is also facing the impending departure of his daughter Laila, with whom [...]